Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

 

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Second Annual Gatsby at the Wagnalls!

The Wagnalls Memorial invites you to the second annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on October 12, 2019 at The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio. Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture. The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial Foundation. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring unique items and gift packages. Early bird ticket: $45.00, General ticket: $50.00, For more info, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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“Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

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What’s Happening – Community Events

The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Teen Book Club

Each month our Teen Book Club will feature a different genre of book.  After we discuss the book, we will do an activity related to the book or genre.  October's genre is Ghost Stories and the suggested book is And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich.  After we discuss the book we will hunt for […]

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Dog Tales

Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater their reading skills. Why read to dogs? • They create a relaxed environment for the kids • They listen attentively • They do not judge, laugh, or criticize • They allow […]

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Class (Private)

The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class or business meeting!  Room for up to 120 people.  Projector and screen available upon request. Contact Sarah for more information smayzum@wagnalls.org 614-837-4765 ext 126

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Art Classes

Artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays. Children will be from 5pm - 6pm. Adults will be from 6pm - 7pm. Classes will be $10 a class.  Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a current project for Julian to help with or […]

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$10

Adult Book Club

Join us in the Loft from 6:45pm - 8:00pm to discuss this month's book selection. October's book will be The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan. Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio […]

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Class (Private)

The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class or business meeting!  Room for up to 120 people.  Projector and screen available upon request. Contact Sarah for more information smayzum@wagnalls.org 614-837-4765 ext 126

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Adult Hatha Yoga

Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and time for deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat! Drop-ins are […]

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$10

Dog Tales

Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater their reading skills. Why read to dogs? • They create a relaxed environment for the kids • They listen attentively • They do not judge, laugh, or criticize • They allow […]

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Art Classes

Artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays. Children will be from 5pm - 6pm. Adults will be from 6pm - 7pm. Classes will be $10 a class.  Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a current project for Julian to help with or […]

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$10

Library Programs & Resources